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Professor Battles Childhood Obesity with Dinosaurs
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 20, 2013 â€“ Dr. Tony Kemerly, chair of the department of exercise science at High Point University, just released his latest book for families, titled â€śDino-Might: Fun Conditioning Exercises for Kid People Who Love Dinosaurs.â€ť
The book is designed for children with an interest in dinosaurs, and displays exercises to strengthen the upper body, lower body, core muscles and balance. Each exercise coincides with the image of a dinosaur. Kemerly says by making exercise interesting and fun, kids will stay involved longer.
The book is written for children and their parents, but Kemerly says the exercises are appropriate for people of any age.
â€śChildren today are dependent upon their parents to provide them with opportunities to engage in exercises. The exercises in this book can be done anytime, anywhere, with no cost and they can be done as a family so that everyone can get involved with leading a healthy lifestyle,â€ť says Kemerly.
â€śDino-Mightâ€ť is a follow up to Kemerlyâ€™s book â€śActing like an Animal: Strengthening and Stretching Activities for Kid People,â€ť which was published in 2011. It also coincides with his health behavior change and strength and conditioning classes at HPU which cover information related to motivation, behavior modification and interpersonal communication with exercise science majors.